After months and months of postponed weddings, Jesse and I finally got to shoot a full summer wedding day this past weekend! And wouldn’t you know I got major wedding day jitters on the drive over! Ha! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning!!
One of my most favorite parts of this wedding day is the total peace that Melanie and Josh had during their day. Even before their wedding day, when Covid threatened all of their plans, they chose to focus on what was most important to them both, which was their marriage. They handled all of the challenges of wedding planning in 2020 with grace. Neither of them had any nerves going into their day, just joy in knowing they were finally able to start their lives together.
Melanie got ready in the house she grew up in, surrounded by her parents and friends. She shared the sweetest first look with her dad. Her dad got all teary eyed about how the little girl who used to fit in the crook of his arm was now getting ready to say “I Do”.
Major credit for a perfect day goes to Melanie and Josh’s bridal party. It was a 96 degree day but this group handled it like champs, supported Melanie and Josh every step of the way and celebrated them endlessly. A wedding party can truly make or break a wedding day, and this crew knocked it out of the park!
They had a Greek Orthodox ceremony, so they wrote cards with personal vows to each other beforehand. I just love little touches like these throughout a wedding day.
There were lots of “covid” touches throughout to make sure everyone felt as safe as possible, like masks at the ceremony entrance, hand sanitizer at every table and a facebook live stream of the ceremony for family members who weren’t able to make it! They truly thought of everything!
Melanie sang and her dad played the guitar as a special tribute to her brand new husband during the mother son dance. I have no doubt those are memories that they’ll hold on to for years to come!
I cried multiple times while culling and editing this blog post because this entire day was one big bundle of joy!
Mr. and Mrs. Chupak, thank you both so much for trusting Jesse and I to capture this beautiful day for you! We love you both immensly and can’t wait to see what your future holds!
Enjoy this peek into Melanie and Josh’s beautiful summer wedding day!
Major thanks to these vendors for making this wedding day so perfect!
Gown: Claire’s Fashions
Designer: Allure Bridal
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Florals: Lovebug Unique Flower
Ceremony: Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Officiant: Reverend Theodore Petrides
Reception: Kraras Hall
DJ: Complete Weddings + Events
Cake: Karen Shuker
Hair: Jenna Angstadt
Makeup: Jen Smack
Catering: Catering by John Lowe
Favors: The Sweet Greek Bakery
Photobooth: Complete Weddings + Events
Limo Bus: Infinity Limo
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